Friday, October 29, 2010

The Phoenix Veiwer Team Gets Ready to Tackle Viewer 2 / Asking for User Input on Project FireStorm

Well Jessica Lyon ( former LL employee ) and head of the Phoenix Viewer Team, just posted "Your Voice, Your Choice" on the official blog

Basically she is saying to us, ( unlike LL ) the Phoenix team actually cares about its users, and would like some input while this new Viewer based on the Labs V2 code, is under development.

I admit that recently Esbee, Merov and Oz Linden of the SnowStorm V2 team, have been much more open to comments and suggestions, I sincerely hope that it's not a case of ~ 2 little 2 late ~ because they are making tremendous progress with the nightly builds.

Personally I am a very big fan of the Phoenix Viewer, and I admit to slowly warming up to actually liking V2 in its test build form. But I can hardly wait to get my hands on this new Project FireStorm from Jessica & Company.

Soon we will get a chance to see what V2 is actually capable of.

So fire up your E-Mail client and put your 2cents worth into the pot.

JayR Cela :_)


Hitomi Tiponi said...

The Phoenix guys do have a slight problem though - they don't have the time and are nowhere near as talented as the Ukrainians working on Viewer 2 or KirstenLee.

Arrehn said...

I'm working on firestorm and I think if you're already warming to the LL 2.4 betas, there's a good chance you'll like where what's been done already. As time continues more of the TPV features people are accustomed to in V1 will arrive in firestorm and other TPVs.

For us, moving the codebase to snowstorm (V2) isn't an abandonment of the V1 user interface. It's about positioning the viewer so we can quickly take advantage of new features LL and the development community create going forward. Your patience is appreciated!